This story was written by Keith Dawson for the Industry Standard's Posts feature. It is archived here for informational purposes only because The Standard's site is no more. This material is Copyright 1999-2001 by Standard Media.

The Candidates' Platforms

As we head from the conventions to the November election, each plank in the parties' platforms is being hotly debated. But what about their system architecture? We went to's "What's that site running?" service to check the computing platform that powers each major presidential candidate's site. Guess the Dubya isn't an open-source kind of guy. - Keith Dawson

George W. Bush: Microsoft Internet Information Server 5.0 on Windows

Al Gore: Apache 1.3.9 on Linux

Ralph Nader: Apache 1.3.12 on BSD

Patrick Buchanan: Apache 1.3.4 on Linux, but with Microsoft FrontPage extensions